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Quote: "I faced nine batters in the first and we come back to win. Bad teams don't do that." -- Phillies' Curt Schilling, who gave up five runs to Cubs to open a game his team rallied to win, 8-7.

It's a fact: With pitcher Eddie Priest's debut, the Reds have now had a Priest, a Nunn (Howie Nunn, 1961-62), a Church (Bubba Church, 1952-53) and a Saint (Randy St. Claire, 1988) pitch for them.

Who's hot: The Mets' John Olerud, batting .364, has 14 RBIs in his past 12 games.

Who's not: The Pirates have scored only seven runs during a three-game losing streak.

On deck: Is the Marlins' housecleaning finished? The Padres hope not. They would like to land shortstop Edgar Renteria before the season is over. Florida believes Venezuelan Alex Gonzalez is ready to take over.

Pub Date: 5/29/98

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